Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

Macmunn, Charles[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]

Male 1839 - 1903  (63 years)


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  • Name Macmunn, Charles 
    • VARIANT NAMES: McMunn, Charles; MacMunn, Charles; McMann, Charles.
    Born 2 Jun 1839  Manchester, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1887  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Fort St.
    above Blanshard St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1889  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    110 John St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1890  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    107 John St.?
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1890  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    107 John St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1891  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    106 Oswego St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1892-1903  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    94 Oswego St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1883-1903  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 8 May 1903  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 63 
    Association Maguffin, John (Relationship: Employee?) 
    Person ID I380  Camera Workers | M, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2018 

  • Headstones
    Charles and Margaret Macmunn's grave, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC.
    Charles and Margaret Macmunn's grave, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC.
    Closeup of their grave with their last name.
    Charles and Margaret Macmunn's grave, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC.
    Charles and Margaret Macmunn's grave, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Listed as "photographer (C.P.R.)" in the 1887 directory, Macmunn's work was among the best produced by several commercial photographers who travelled along the line. The T. N. Hibben & Co. bookstore sold his work as early as 1883 which it described as "Macmunn's Views of Canadian Pacific Railway, Victoria and Surroundings." His name has been variously spelled as "McMunn," "MacMunn," and "McMann." The BVIPA album is an exquisite but incomplete example of his work. Another example of his work in album form is held by ABA. Cambridge University Library, Eng. holds two albums of his work and an uncredited album is also preserved by the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, CA. For other albums see the list of Sources and Boulet and Mattison (2015).

      Charles was survived by his wife Margaret (d. 4 Jun 1912, Victoria, BC, age 77), a dressmaker, when he died at the age of 63.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: "Charles Macmunn's Views of the Canadian Pacific Railway..." on verso of print. Some prints bear a white, handwritten number in the lower left or lower right corner. The numbered prints range between 3 and 421.
    • REFERENCES: MAL87; WIL89; HEN90; HEN91; WIL92; WIL93; WIL94; WIL95; HEN97; HEN98; HEN99; WIL99; HEN00; HEN01; HEN02; HEN03; HENVIC08; Hibben (1883); Colonist, 1886 08 31/3, 1903 05 09/5 (obit.); Scientific American Supplement, 1887 11 05:9876-9877; (6 photos of "Views on the Canadian Pacific Railway"); Smith (1891-2) (examples of photos); Mattison (1997b); Boulet and Mattison (2015).

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      Onderdonk family albums (accessions 198401-006 and 1995-45)

    2. [S932] COLLECTION: CAMUL.
      Royal Commonwealth Society Collection albums GBR/0115/Y3069A and GBR/0115/Y3069B

    3. [S933] COLLECTION: GETTY.
      Canadian Pacific Railway Views. Brit. Columbia. (cover title)
      Object no. 84.XA.1398

    4. [S160] COLLECTION: QMMMCMN.

    5. [S138] COLLECTION: BVAUS (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S9] COLLECTION: ABA.

    7. [S152] COLLECTION: OOA.
      Prints

    8. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.
      Prints

    9. [S134] COLLECTION: BVA.
      Prints

    10. [S647] Census of Canada 1901.